Wallenstein 1 920

Wallenstein

Sidney Harman Hall (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

22 ratings
3.8 average rating
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97 reviews
17 stars
attended May 30 2013

we liked everything about this production except the play itself, which just wasn't that interesting to us. Most of the actors were good to excellent, and the staging would have moved the action well, if there was more action. We left at the...continued

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25 reviews
15 stars
attended May 21 2013

An exceptionally well-acted (particularly Wallenstein) production of a marvelous adaptation. Theater-lovers should not miss it.

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25 reviews
14 stars
attended May 30 2013

It was OK. The language was far to updated for me. 20th century slang and references in plays set in the 16th century are never a good idea in my view. While the cast were the usual suspects of fine performers there was no Coriolanus Patrick Page...continued

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Mike Begley Red Velvet
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5 reviews
8 stars
attended May 26 2013

A travesty of Schiller's great work. I have read the play several times and even so, I could not follow the action of this so called "adaptation". Why the STC spent money on this translation when a far better one exists (adapted by Michael...continued

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45 reviews
7 stars
attended May 07 2013

Set outstanding; direction excellent; acting very good. The problem is the play itself. First, the Thirty Years' War is of little relevance today. Second, even with Pinsky's adaptation, it is a stilted play, with much exposition, telling of what...continued

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29 reviews
3 stars
attended May 26 2013

We very much enjoyed this production and it's timeless relevance to the human experience.

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11 reviews
8 stars
attended May 16 2013

A classic German play, that originally ran to 10 acts and 9 hours, this new translation pares it down to two and a half hours, including one intermission. Unfortunately, Wallenstein's true motivation is lost in the process. Is he a "Richard III"...continued

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SMJ
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8 reviews
1 stars
attended May 21 2013

The main character was really good, but some of the other actors were a bit soft and/or bland. The plot is entertaining enough and the costumes were good. There are a few funny quips thrown in there, too. Worth seeing but don't go running out...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended May 07 2013

Great show, enjoyed the performance

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended May 17 2013

I received an excellent seat (row C). The play was excellent.

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4 reviews
18 stars
attended May 26 2013

Excellent performance, and everything went smoothly.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 26 2013

A thought provoking play about a cunning general and statesman and his motives for treason during the Thirty Years War. Well acted, convincing and thought provoking.
Poet laureate Robert Pinsky trimmed Friedrich Schiller's jaw-dropping ten hour...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2013

Not a very good production at all. The acting was amateurish, the direction static and the adaptation anachronistic. Left at intermission.

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 21 2013

Seat was excellent but unfortunately the play was not. There seems to be a lack of focus here as scene after scene flashes by without truly building to a central point. A few of the performances are great but most are stilted pronouncements. On...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 05 2013

This production is visually beautiful, but I believe the rewrite was insufficient to bring full life to this piece. The first half is declamatory, and the audience gets restive with all the personalities and issues that are mentioned but not...continued

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